Scot Earlston Rogers, 68, of Gainesville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014.|
Scot was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Nov. 19, 1945, and was the loving son of Mr. Lyman E. and Loretta Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ms. Landa Rogers of Ocala, Fla.
Scot is survived by his soul mate and wife of 47 years, Nancy of Gainesville, Ga.; and two sons Eric Todd and fiancé Debbie Tyler of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Christopher Trent of Jupiter, Fla. Scot is also survived by his brother Steve and wife Cindy of Reddick, Fla; along with niece and nephew Jennie and Adam, also in Florida; brother-in-law Donald Manthei and wife Mary from Monks Corner, S.C.; and his faithful companion Gauge, his black Labrador retriever.
Scot attended high school in Reddick, Fla., and shortly after joined the Air Force stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Following his service, he joined his father in the family business in sporting goods and hardware sales with Rogers-Sharpe Associates Inc. Following his father's retirement, Scot took over the family business, which became Rogers Southeast Associates along with brother Steve, and in 1993 was proudly joined by his youngest son, Trent, the third generation in the industry in which Scot took such pride.
His business in the fishing industry was also a passion. The water and angling pursuits was one of his greatest joys and sharing that with others was his passion for over 46 years.
The entire Rogers family wishes to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support in the passing of our beloved Scot.
To honor Scot's wishes there will be a private graveside service in Reddick, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the Rogers family requests a charitable donation be made to your local Take a Kid Fishing Charity.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 2, 2014